Condom is a sheath-shaped barrier device, used during sexual intercourse to reduce the probability of pregnancy or a sexually transmitted infection. Properly use can reach 98% effective.
It’s important for anyone who’s sexually active to regularly get tested for STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, and syphilis, but even if you and a potential first time partner have recently tested negative, we still recommends using condoms.
If you’re not intending on getting pregnant, make sure you have an alternate method of birth control instead of condoms.
Using condoms and regularly getting tested is especially important.